Tag: AMA (JM/JMR)

  • A follow up post about the recent JMR retraction

    A follow up post about the recent JMR retraction

    I found it interesting that the investigative team did a last digit analysis because I did not include any last digit analysis in my complaint. The idea of the last digit analysis is that a set of last digits from a group of related numbers should in most cases be randomly uniformly distributed from 0 […]

  • Another Jayati Sinha paper with impossible means

    Another Jayati Sinha paper with impossible means

    My opinion: The effects don’t pass the smell test Sinha and Wang (2013)¬†claim there is a type of loneliness x time horizon crossover interaction effect on impulsive behavior. Any time you see a bunch of massive crossover effects it’s interesting. This is really the holy grail of marketing. The best way to get this kind […]

  • AMA actively discourages authors from sharing their data with 3rd parties

    AMA actively discourages authors from sharing their data with 3rd parties

    If you don’t know,¬† American Marketing Association (AMA) is the biggest association in marketing. They have four major journals, including two of our top four (Journal of Marketing and Journal of Marketing Research). A unique thing about AMA is that they have never retracted a paper at any of their journals. This is surprising given […]

  • Rampant speculation is the outcome of institutional silence around retractions and firings

    Rampant speculation is the outcome of institutional silence around retractions and firings

    I noticed that after two marketing researchers (Nicole Coleman and Ping Dong) lost their jobs and got a series of retractions, there has been a wave of speculation. Not gossip about the two researchers as I would expect, but distrust of institutions; feelings of “who is the next junior researcher to be thrown under the […]

  • The salvaging of a Ping Dong paper at Journal of Marketing

    Ping Dong resigned from Northwestern and disappeared, ghosting her coauthors. She had numerous articles retracted, including 3 from top marketing journals [link].  Somehow, her coauthors of one JM article convinced JM to drop her as 1st author, let them rerun all the studies (except for the first one which was a field study) and republish […]